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Trumpet made from a Triton shell, Papua New Guinea
11" long
ex private collection, US

This wonderful piece is a triton shell trumpet from Hamberauri (Boiken area, Papua New Guinea).
Shell trumpets like this were kept in all houses and were used to call for family members to return
home. This is definitely a very old shell with a patina that has been exposed to the elements for
many, many years.

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